Category: Cooking, baking and recipes

Matthew’s easy chocolate chip cookies – gluten & dairy free

I find chocolate chip cookie recipes a bit tricky, I don’t know why. Sometimes they don’t just quite for me, and because I’m fussy and like my cookies to be the perfect combination of soft and chewy but chocolately, it’s

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Meal Plan Monday

I am a planner, and I like to know what’s happening in our week. We have quite a busy and somewhat crazy week, with the children being at activities and both of us working, so meal planning helps me to

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Proper chips? Bring it on, Actifry…!

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, and we had chips, as part of a family meal, my nana or my mum used to roll out the rather scary looking deep fat fryer thing. If you

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What’s for dinner? Thank goodness for Dolmio…

I am normally fairly organised when it comes  to meal planning and getting my family fed, but sometimes I just have one of those days where I want dinner to be easy, quick and of course something that the whole

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Around the world in 8 Dishes

Why spend loads of money on expensive plane tickets when you can go traveling in your kitchen? If you treat your family to different world cuisines at dinner time, you can let your taste buds journey to the four corners

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Adding a dash of the USA to your diet…

Although many of the classic American dishes can be calorific and decadent – just imagine the menu of an American diner – the amazing taste of many of the country’s iconic dishes cannot be disputed. Taste is plentiful and the

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Let’s get pickled – cooking with Sarsons

When I say let’s get pickled, I don’t mean that in the way you think… What I am talking about is pickles, proper pickles. Tasty, slightly spicy & tangy, and moreish. I want to learn to make my own. There’s

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Putting the lad back in salads with Haywards…

So, when I told LSH that we were going on a gallivant up to London for the evening, recently, I think he thought he was being taken on a date night. What he didn’t know was that he was actually

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Home made crispy tofu – it can be done…

Last week I posted on social media that I was going to attempt to make crispy tofu, at home, from scratch. I had some encouraging comments, particularly from friends who like tofu or who are vegetarian, and some comments from

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A variation on my Nana’s lentil soup

My Scottish grandmother, known as Nana to us all, used to make a lentil soup that we all loved. On weekends when I was home from school (boarding, I used to spend time at her home when I couldn’t go

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